Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Today Noelle, Sierra, Mom, Dad and myself headed over to Roanoke Island and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. What an interesting place. However, if it wasn't for the excellent exhibits in the visitor center there just wouldn't be much to the site. We spent over an hour looking at the exhibits and watching a movie that described the first English settlement in what is now the United States.

After looking at the exhibits we went to the picnic area to feed Sierra her lunch and enjoy the shade of some beautiful live oaks.
Family Under Live Oak
Monument
We then walked to the small reconstructed section of the fort.
Walking Past Fort Raleigh
Interestingly there was an ibis there foraging for food on dry land.
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We passed the fort and found ourselves at the outdoor theater for a play called "The Lost Colony".
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From there we headed over to the Elizabethan Gardens, but did not enter due to the steep entrance fee. We then headed back to the car.     

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